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This book synthesizes real-world practices from HP/HP schools; rather than suggesting a one-size-fits-all approach, the authors acknowledge the unique context of individual schools and urge you to engage in self-assessment, reflection, and coordinated action. Rubrics and planning templates throughout the book help you focus and guide your work in Professional Learning Communities and other collaborative learning situations.
(ASCD book, 2012) 8" x 10", 220 pages.
Excel Awards from Association Media and Publishing
Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools has earned Silver Award for Books from Association Media and Publishing with the following mention:
“Effective assessments and discussion of how to use book. Clear icon carries nicely through book. The case studies present information and guidance in an easy-to-follow and memorable format. Overall, the book is very approachable and easy-to-read while still being informative and well-packaged.”
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.